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House votes to forbid military aid to Libyan rebels

Posted By admin On July 8, 2011 @ 3:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
July 8, 2011

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to forbid the Pentagon from providing military equipment, training, advice or support to Libya’s rebels.

By a 225-201 margin, lawmakers debating an annual Pentagon spending bill adopted an amendment restricting Washington’s ability to help fighters looking to overthrow longtime Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

The House was expected to vote Friday on approving the underlying bill, but the provision on Libya’s rebels could face stiff opposition in Senate, which must approve the legislation to send it to Obama to sign into law.

Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma introduced the measure at a time when many US lawmakers have expressed anger at President Barack Obama’s handling of the conflict, which is unpopular with the US public.

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